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Interface to the Janelia Elf.

Project Description

This Python package (elfcommander) creates a class named ElfCommander to communcate with and control the Janelia Elf. The Elf uses two hardware control devices, the mixed_signal_controller modular_client, and the bioshake_device. The mixed_signal_controller both switches the valves and reads the analog signals from the cylinder hall effect sensors. The bioshake_device controls the heater/shaker.


Peter Polidoro <>



Example Usage:

from elfcommander import ElfCommander
elf = ElfCommander('example_calibration.yaml','example_config.yaml')

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